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3.1 Introduction

In this section I would like to look at a complete play script to examine how ethics and ethical issues are dealt with. I've chosen this particular play because Katie Hims, the author, is particularly good at writing natural sounding dialogue, and this ‘naturalness’ is something that is sometimes missing in some scenarios specifically created to illustrate ethical questions within technological contexts. The play was originally written for and broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 as part of the C
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6.3 The principle of direct effect

Does the principle of supremacy of EU law mean that the ECJ is the only court in charge of applying and enforcing EU law? The answer to this question is ‘no’, which is the consequence of the principle of direct effect. Certain provisions of EU law may confer rights or impose obligations on individuals that national courts are bound to recognise and enforce. This means that the national courts must apply the directly applicable EU rules and must do so in priority over any conflicting provi
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#391: Not the highest bidder: China’s crony capitalism and the large scale looting of public asset

Governance expert Prof Minxin Pei describes how collusion between China’s political and business elites have resulted in the privatization of public assets for enormous personal gain. He also explains why the current crackdown on corruption is but a band-aid and that a free media and liberal democracy may be the key elements to a lasting solu
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5.5 Rhetorical devices

I talked a bit about Ned's motivations, but I am not quite sure about what he is trying to do to be persuasive. He has this interest in aesthetics, but in giving a detailed explanation of a military technology he is working on, he, from time to time, uses an analogy. One analogy he uses is the ‘flocking of starlings’, which illustrates rather the principle of operation of the technology and suggests that it is a kind of an existence proof. It implies this technology might actually work. B
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7.5.3 Monitor and critically reflect on your use of number skills

As you use number skills in your work, refer back to the outcomes you hope to achieve and the goals you have set yourself. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • am I on track to achieve my outcomes?

  • what difficulties in using numerical or mathematical techniques have I experienced and what have I done about them?

  • how have the choices and decisions I made impacted on the quality of my work?

  • do I need to make
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Virtual Maths - Shapes, Space and Measure, Theodolite Survey simulation
Simulation of using a thodolite to calculate the height of a building.
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La estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos

Como ya sabe, las sesiones tituladas De mi puño y letra están dedicadas específicamente a desarrollar sus destrezas de escritura. En esta sesión analizará la estructura y el lenguaje de los cuentos.

A vista de pájaro

En esta sección leerá un cuento y analizará sus primeras impresiones.

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Formato actualizado Ruta de mejora 27.09.2016

Guia de elaboracion y autoevaluacion de la Ruta de Mejora Escolar y las EGME

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5.8.2 Removal of trace organic compounds

After conventional treatment, water may still contain trace concentrations of synthetic organic compounds, which, if left in the water, can lead to taste and odour problems. The problem is most likely to arise where the raw water source has been badly polluted. The problem can be solved by including the process of granular activated carbon adsorption after the filtration process. Activated carbon is carbon which has been activated by heating in the absence of oxygen. This resu
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How Many People Can Earth Support in Comfort? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Partha Dasgupta | Contemporary economics is mostly unconcerned with distortions to individual incentives that lead to population and consumption overshoots. Currently the overshoot would appear to be in consumption in the rich world and fertility in the poor world. In this lecture Professor Dasgupta will trace those distortions to an absence of adequate property rights to the biosphere and to the fact that human preferences are socially embedded. Those distortions also enco
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8.3 Line spectra: ions and spectral lines

For obvious reasons optical astronomy developed earlier than radio and X-ray astronomy, and astronomers are able to learn many things from analysis of optical emission. Just as in the radio band, optical pictures, i.e. the spatial distribution of emission, can be informative. Even when a source is not spatially resolved, astronomers can still deduce some information about what it might look like close-up. These ‘visualizations’ of what is happening in a particular source result from analy
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UCJC 2007: Beyond Biology
Daniel S. Medwed speaks about criminal justice, wrongful convictions and DNA testing. Other talks from the criminal justice conference can be found at www.law.utah.edu/media
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise that ‘European identity’ is a socially constructed attribute

  • appreciate the basis for the unities as well as the divisions among Europeans

  • understand the ways European identities are assessed and measured

  • appreciate the key role of ‘culture’ in the organisation of a common European identity

  • understand that European identity could be a bottom-up process
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Supporting professional development in ITT: introduction

This course is for mentors, tutors and student teachers. It also provides useful information for school co-ordinators.

The following sections will help mentors and student teachers work together effectively to develop student teachers' professional skills and understanding.


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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on
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2.3.1 Applying the principles

Trying to use 'guiding principles' of this type does not make assessment straightforward. For example, such principles can't be rigidly applied in an abstract way, reflecting absolutes such as what is 'right' or 'wrong'; their operation depends on context.

We can explore this further by attempting to apply the third of these principles. Justice might be considered to involve directing the benefits of a new technology to those who need it most. At the same time, the role of policy makers
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The week ahead: Trumpism marches south
Republican presidential candidates vie for South Carolina’s primary nomination and European leaders meet to discuss a proposal on the future terms of Britain’s EU membership
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1.4 Summary of Section 1

  1. Gametes are special cells because they contain only one set of chromosomes instead of the more usual two sets.

  2. The chromosome number is halved by meiosis.

  3. The crossing over and random assortment of chromosomes in meiosis produces a unique set of genes in every gamete, and thus in every individual (except for identical twins, who are derived from the same conceptus).

  4. Sperm production involves many rounds of mitosis
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1.2 Individual and household carbon footprints

I'll be referring mainly to the carbon footprint arising directly and indirectly from the activities of individuals and households.

The carbon footprint of individuals and households is important because they are ultimately the main consumers of the energy, food and other goods and services that produce those emissions.

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3.2 General search engines

An immediate temptation is to head straight for a search engine such as Google and enter your family name, but a moment's thought should warn you that the results will be disappointing. This is particularly so if your name is common or, like White or Snow, is also an English word. Even a relatively uncommon family name such as Rosewell turns out to be a place name in both Scotland and the USA and a misspelling of a UFO.

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